Homework 1
due Wednesday, June 29 2011
Note: You should explain the logic behind your calculations to get full credit.
1
In a standard poker deck, there are 52 cards: each of four suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, and
clubs) contains 13 denominations (the numbers 2 through 10, a Jack, a King, a Queen, and
an Ace). The Jack, Queen, King, and Ace cards function as 11, 12, 13, and 14, respectively,
and an Ace can also be used as a 1. For our purposes, a
hand
consists of a set of five cards
from this deck. A hand is said to be a
straight
if the cards form a sequence of consecutive
numbers. A hand is said to be a
full house
if 3 of the cards have the same denomination
and the other two have the same denomination (which is different from the first one), e.g.
three Aces and two Jacks.
Suppose we add three new cards to the deck – the Ace, 2, and Jack of a new suit, “Cakes.”
For each hand, compute only the inclusive probabilities – that is, when counting straights,
there is no need to throw out the straights which are also straight flushes.
This is the end of the preview.
Sign up
to
access the rest of the document.
 Summer '10
 WARREN
 Logic, Probability, Playing card, new deck, standard poker deck, Enquirer

Click to edit the document details